Hindi remake of Dookudu to star Salman Khan

MUMBAI: If everything goes well, Mahesh Babu‘s Telugu film Dookudu is set to be remade in Hindi with Salman Khan in the lead.

Said script writer Kona Venkat, who worked on Ready in Telugu and Hindi and is also associated with Anees Bazmee‘s No Entry sequel and Sohail Khan‘s Sher Khan, "Sreenu, who directed Ready in Telugu, is keen to remake Dookudu in Hindi with Salman. In fact, the lead character‘s heroism suits Salman bhai perfectly. We won‘t need to make alterations for the Hindi version."

The Telugu film has been doing excellent business all over earning till date Rs 300 million. While the Mahesh Babu film cost Rs 350 million to make, the budget set aside for the Hindi version has been pegged at Rs 600 million.

Interestingly, Dookudu was written keeping Khan in mind. But there is a hitch that needs to be solved. While the protagonist in the Telugu film is a cop, Khan doesn’t want to do a cop film till the Dabaang sequel. Airing his views Venkat said if the filmmakers of the Telugu remake decide to wait till Dabangg 2 is ready, then there should be no reason for Salman to decline the movie.

The filmmakers are awaiting Khan to see the film and green signal its making.


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